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HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGYDEFINITION:PSYCHOLOGY IS THE __________ STUDYOF(specifically the structures, functions, gestalts, levels, self, surviving, andflourishing potential)THE ___________ AND ____________.A.GREEKSPLATOARISTOTLE1. Knowledge is withinKnowledge is external2. Rational ApproachEmpirical Approach3. Nature/biologyNurture/environmentB.STRUCTURALISM:WILHELM WUNDT 18791.Opened the first laboratory to study psychology, taken as thebeginning of psychology, usedintrospectionto identify the basiccontents/structures that make up the psyche.Introspectionwas a technique used by Wundt and his students/labassistants to observe the contents of the mind.Let us try it now…Look at what you are seeing on the screen now, turn inward and tellme the first thing that comes into your mind. It is a/an______________________________________________________.2.In Germany3.The Beginning of Psychology as separate science, academicdiscipline, field of study in building knowledge.C.FUNCTIONALSIM:WILLIAM JAMES1.An American philosopher/psychologist2.Identified that the psych also contains meaning from the organizationof the structures that allows us to function in life.

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